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China’s ability to feed its people questioned by UN expert

February 4, 2011 • Farming Practices, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Joe Bish for this article.
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China’s ability to feed a fifth of the world’s population will become tougher because of land degradation, urbanisation and over-reliance on fossil-fuels and fertiliser, a United Nations envoy warned today as grain and meat prices climbed on global markets.

With memories still fresh of the famines that killed tens of millions of people in the early 1960s, the Chinese government has gone to great lengths to ensure the world’s biggest population has enough to eat, but its long-term self-sufficiency was questioned by UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter.

For full article, visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/dec/23/china-ability-to-feed-population-warning


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